Halloween night is creeping up on us fast.
That means a ton of fun at parties, costume contests, and trick-or-treating. But it also means potential danger. Of course, you’re technically always at a risk of something bad happening, but there’s something about Halloween that makes it a little more daunting.
Whether you’re going to Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, or planning on going to the bars, there’s always something to watch out for. You may not know exactly what that is, but here are some tips to help you stay safe from the creatures of the night.
1. Always go with friends. And make sure the friends you’re with are people you trust. Make sure you can at least see them and that you guys can hear each other if you’re in need of help. This is especially important if you’re at a party or a bar with a lot of people. Going alone is dangerous. Someone may notice this and take advantage of you, especially if you are intoxicated.
2. Keep an eye on what you’re drinking and eating. This is very important. If you’re out trick-or-treating, be it with your friends or a little brother or sister, keep an eye on the candy you’re receiving. If it looks like it’s homemade, take the safe route and just throw it. You never know what people are putting in the stuff they make. And if you’re at the bars or a party, never leave a drink unattended. Someone could slip something in it, and you could end up in a very bad situation. Keep yourself safe by buying your own drinks and keeping them in close range.
3. If you’re of-age and drinking, don’t overdo it. This could cause multiple problems, not all of them dangerous. Like a killer hangover, for one. But if you’re out with friends and one of them needs help, you might not be able to help them if you’ve drank too much. You can have fun and pace yourself. This also goes for if you’re underage and choose to drink; if you need to call the police, do it. Don’t let the fear of getting a minor cost someone their safety or their life.
4. Lastly, be aware.Not all goblins and ghosts you meet will be malevolent, but you should still be a little wary. And if you ever feel uncomfortable around someone or something that’s happening doesn’t sit well with you, just leave. Get your friends and go to a different party or trick-or-treat on a different block. And if need be, be prepared to call the police. Anything to keep yourself safe.
Of course, when you’re out and about you know what’s best for you. You know exactly how you feel in certain situations and what you want to do about them. So just use your best judgement, and keep these tips in mind. And most of all, have fun.